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Sponsored by the Center for Couple and Family Studies

Consultation/Seminar Group

Leaders: Nancy Lithgow, MSW and Barbara Wayne, PhD

A consultation/seminar group is being offered by the Center for Couple and Family Studies, beginning September 27, 2019, through May 10, 2019. The group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month (except December 27th) from 1-2:30 PM.


At 5225 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 310, Washington, DC, Barbara Wayne’s office.

Credit hours and Fees


Cost for the group will be $1540.00

Nancy Lithgow, MSW and Barbara Wayne, PhD will co-lead the group. The group will build on the writings of Tavistock clinicians along with other noted practitioners who struggle to bring curiosity and compassion to the challenging questions all of us face when working with couples and families.

Our goal in this group is to help clinicians deepen their understanding of the couple’s dynamics and to propose accessible means of helping the couple share empathy and develop ways to function together productively and creatively. Participants will have the opportunity to present a case to the group on a rotating basis.

In this group we will work together to understand the struggles of both the couple and the therapist treating them. All will contribute to other members’ work as well as receiving consultation on their own cases. Attention to cultural and contextual matters relevant to the clinical work will be integrated.

The group is designed for all mental health practitioners who are currently seeing couples.




Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds will be made for cancellations received at the School office in writing at least 10 days before the seminar date and are subject to a non-refundable administrative fee of $50.

Who should attend?

The workshop is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians, medical students, and other graduate students.


The Washington School of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Washington School of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The School is approved by the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland as a provider of continuing education for social workers in DC, MD, VA and WV.

The Washington School of Psychiatry has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6388. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Washington School of Psychiatry is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

The School is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School designates each session for a maximum of 21_ AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled use of a commercial product. No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product.